Genetic Polymorphism of ADA in Taiwan Aboriginal Populations--New ADA Variants Detected by Isoelectric Focusing Method
Access this Article
Search this Article
ADA subtype polymorphism in nine aboriginal populations (Gaoshan) of Taiwan was studied by means of the IEF method. A new ADA variant allele, ADA<sup>*</sup>Taiwan1, was in a high allele frequency in two Gaoshan populations, the Amis and the Paiwans. Another new variant, ADA<sup>*</sup>Taiwan2, was found in only one case of heterozygote in the Saisiats. Allele frequencies of a common allele, ADA<sup>*</sup>2, in the Paiwans and the Amis were the highest among the Asian populations so far studied.